evolution of big john, 78x25" nov. 3-5, 2012 / by Philip Tarlow

big john, 78x25", is based loosely on this 12x5" collage, created in houston, august, 2012

big john:  stage 1, 11/3/12

stage 2

stage 3  nov.4, 2012

final painting, nov. 5, 2012

of interest: the deep red mark in the upper left quadrant of the painting (click on the final painting to enlarge) is a cutout from a reproduction of a 1963 tony berlant painting, sue, which I found in an old la louver catalogue.